Category Archives: Alcohol Abuse

How to Help a Loved One with Alcohol Abuse Issues

The National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism conducted a study in 2015 to calculate the prevalence of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) in the United States. The study found that 15.1 million adults above the age of 18 suffer from AUD – this is 6.2% of the age group. In fact, AUD is defined as… Read more »

Alcohol Abuse: The Steps Toward Recovery

Drinking is recreational for many people, but not for everyone. As the weather warms up and summer days last longer, the cool wines and cocktails make more frequent appearances at summer gatherings and BBQs. Unfortunately, for some, alcohol consumption surpasses what can be categorized as recreational or even social. In fact, 16 million people in… Read more »

Effects of Alcohol Abuse – Get Help Now

“Nearly 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States.” -National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism As the stressors of everyday life increase, it is important to take a look at your outlets for relief to be sure… Read more »

Alcohol Treatment Statistics and Relapse Information

Alcoholism, by definition, is an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency. Treating alcoholism includes several challenges, one of which being alcohol relapse. Alcohol relapse rates vary due to several distinct factors: financial difficulties, family dilemmas, education, employment, mental health disorders, limited social skills… Read more »

A Look at the Physical Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abusers are heavy drinkers who continue to drink no matter the consequences.  This form of substance abuse can result in the destruction of families, careers, goals and often times, lives. Abusers and addicts are not the same but both experience the physical effects of the excessive consumption of alcohol. Individuals who are considered alcohol… Read more »